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The Walk-Off: Matt Kemp may not get traded after all; David Price prepared for a deal

Mike Oz
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The Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness.

HOLD THE PHONE: According to Matt Kemp's agent, the Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer looking to trade Kemp. Andre Ethier now? [L.A. Times]

HE KNOWS WHAT'S UP: David Price is prepared for a trade, and open minded about an extension with a new team. Except maybe the Mariners. [Tampa Bay Times]

FAKE TRADES: What if the Dodgers, Rays and Mariners worked a three-way deal involving Matt Kemp and David Price? It might look like this. [For The Win]

CHUGGING ALONG: Agent Scott Boras says sought-after free agent Shin-Soo Choo has the all the info he needs to make a decision about where he'll play in 2014. [Yahoo Sports]

ALSO: If a team is willing to go eight years for Choo, that might win. [@JeffPassan]

AS TANAKA TURNS: D-backs have reportedly made star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka their No. 1 priority. If he's posted, that is. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

THIS AGAIN? Max Scherzer is "in play" in trade talks for the Detroit Tigers. [@JeffPassan]

WATCH THIS: Keith Olbermann says baseball needs a new Hall of Fame instead of our current corrupt system. He explains in Keith Olbermann fashion. [YouTube]

GOOD READ: Put Jack Morris in the Hall of Fame already, so we can stop hearing about Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Written by Ken Tremendous. [Deadspin]

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Scott Boras on the magic of Oakland A's GM Billy Beane. [@JaneMLB]

FAREWELL: Jerry Hairston Jr. announces his retirement, joins the Dodgers as a broadcaster. He played 16 years in MLB. This is a nice send-off. [True Blue L.A.]

GOOD READ: Sizing up baseball's Rule 5 Draft, happening Thursday. [Baseball America]

OH REALLY? Angels are expecting a big season from Albert Pujols. [Eye On Baseball]

ICYMI: Jerry Blevins makes DIY Nats uniform after being traded. [Yahoo Sports]

FAMOUS FIRST WORDS: Anthony Bass, traded from the Padres to the Astros, is ready to help Houston win a championship. [@Anthony Bass45]

ON THAT NOTE: Astros are in serious discussions with Michael Morse. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

CHECK THIS OUT: A.J. Pierzynski, expert photobomber. [Cut4]

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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